Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary sociology teachers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary sociology teachers among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Sociology Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,110
25th Percentile Wage
$54,360
50th Percentile Wage
$73,170
75th Percentile Wage
$103,690
90th Percentile Wage
$136,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary sociology teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $136,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary sociology teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,170
-5.58% 17.96%
2016
$77,250
6.91% -
2015
$71,910
22.83% -
2014
$55,490
-4.40% -
2013
$57,930
-3.63% -
2012
$60,030
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Sociology Teachers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $55,270 to $73,390. The highest paying area for postsecondary sociology teachers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $73,390. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $72,470). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$73,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$72,470
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$55,270




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